Apple’s WWDC 2023 is set to kick off with new software updates including iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, and watchOS 10, as well as new hardware such as a 15-inch MacBook Air and a mixed reality headset. The event will take place at Apple Park, California, with a hands-on demo of the mixed reality headset expected to be provided to some attendees. Other expected features include a redesigned Weather app for the Apple Watch, a new credit card balance check feature for the Wallet app, and a possible change to the “Hey Siri” trigger phrase. The audience will be watching the keynote from the Apple Park ring, with more shaded areas provided to prevent sunburn.
The much-awaited World Wide Developer Conference 2023 (WWDC 2023) by Apple is set to begin today, June 5, at Apple Park, California. The event, which will start at 10 AM PT or 10:30 PM IST, is expected to unveil new software updates, including iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, and watchOS 10, as well as new hardware, such as a 15-inch MacBook Air and a new mixed reality (MR) headset. As we await the unveiling of Apple’s latest innovations, here are some last-minute rumors surrounding the event.
1. Demo of Mixed Reality Headset
Apple is reportedly planning to provide a hands-on demo of its new mixed-reality headset to some attendees. While there has been little to no information from Apple, the company has built a large structure at Apple Park, where media personnel will have a chance to experience the Apple headset. The demo will have a focus on immersive FaceTime in VR, Apple TV+ streaming, and gaming.
2. iOS 17 and watchOS 10 Features
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has reported several expected features for iOS 17 and watchOS 10 in the past months. Recently, he claimed that a redesigned Weather app would be coming to the Apple Watch that will be similar to the iPhone app. For iOS 17, a new feature allowing users to check credit card balances could also be coming to the Wallet app. Additionally, Apple might finally change the “Hey Siri” trigger phrase to just “Siri”.
3. Apple Park Setup
The audience, including Swift Student Challenge Winners, developers, and the media, will be watching the keynote from the Apple Park ring. However, to prevent people from getting sunburnt due to the Californian heat, Apple will offer more shaded areas and advise people to wear sunscreen.
As we eagerly await the start of WWDC 2023, we can’t wait to see what new tech Apple has in store for us. Stay tuned for more updates!
Source: Hindustan Times Tech